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Hortela da Ribeira, A Descoberta

Avenida Joao Soares Branco 15 16, Alcacer do Sal 7580-093, Portugal
+351 265 612 244
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
8 Oct 2017
“Much Improved from previous year”
24 May 2016
“A Whole new Approach”
Closed Now
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
$$ - $$$
Avenida Joao Soares Branco 15 16, Alcacer do Sal 7580-093, Portugal
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

What a nice change from last April! A legible menu that reflects what they actually serve and a wonderful service staff who aim to please. The choices are plentiful and the food is excellent. Clams are a personal favorite and did not disappoint. I would...More

Thank Sahuaro6
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant changed hands some months ago and we were lucky enough to dine there on April 25, Portugal's "anniversary" of the end of non-representative government. They roasted a pig on a spit and offered local food at moderate prices. Four weeks later We were...More

Thank Sahuaro6
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

Great place for traditional Alentejo cuisine. The ambiance is not up to the food quality but the food is typical and everything tastes good. The staff is very nice and the wine list is nice.

Thank Jnamaral
Reviewed 25 September 2014

I've been stopping in this restaurant for many years in its several locations and was never disappointed with the food. It´s not very innovative food but just the real regional dishes from this part of the country where the main ingredients are bread, fish, pork...More

Thank Polskiman
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Try "arroz de feijao com espinafres e bacalhao" , it was very good. The "carne de porco a alentejana" was ok but the meat could be better. Nice outside pet-friendly seating.

1  Thank Bluehorn
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

A normal portugese restaurant.. the food is not bad but also not that good.. we ate better portugese food in the region.. price is normal. The restaurant itself i didn't like that much.. friendly persons.. though the details on his arms who go back to...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We arrived with a woman fast asleep on a dining table, walked out but went back, food ok but far too much RAW garlic and coriander in everything. Told the waiter after first course but the second came just the same overpowering raw garlic and...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We happened to find the charming town of Alcacer as we were driving from a stay in the Eastern Alentejo and returning to our house near Lagos, so thought this would make a pleasant lunch stop. What a pretty riverside town it is!! Everywhere was...More

Thank patricia j
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Everything was perfect until i felt the smell of a cigarette. They allow smokers inside when there is an esplanade for such "dinner destroyers" with the smelly mist. No way!!! Ah, payment only in cash! fortunately there's na ATM nearby. Nevertheless the cuisine is esquisite!...More

1  Thank Joao M
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Thank you for helping making my week end perfect! We had a mix of fish and meat course, and we were surprised with the quality. Luis, the owner's sun is super nice and helpful. Thanks guys ;)

1  Thank RitaDargent
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Joao Soares Branco 15 16, Alcacer do Sal 7580-093, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Setubal District  >  Alcacer do Sal
  • Phone Number: +351 265 612 244
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